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December 02, 2008

Obama cuts ad for Carmouche

Per the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza:

President-elect Barack Obama has recorded a radio ad that will hit the airwaves today in support of the Democratic House candidate in a Louisiana runoff, a sign, his advisers argue, that he is using his political power to help expand the party's majority in Congress.

In the ad, a copy of which was obtained by The Fix, Obama urges a vote for Caddo Parish District Attorney Paul Carmouche who is facing off against physician John Fleming in a runoff this Saturday for the Shreveport-area seat vacated by Rep. Jim McCrery (R).

"To change America and to get Louisiana's economy back on track -- I need leaders like Paul Carmouche working with me in Washington," Obama says. "Paul Carmouche is the kind of leader we need in Washington...to make a difference for the people of Northwest Louisiana." (Full script is after the jump.)

The radio ad follows two emails that the Obama campaign sent to its Louisiana statewide list: the first was a call for volunteers to help Carmouche, the second sought to raise money for the Democrat's campaign. Obama also recorded an automated phone call to voters in the district.